Ma Te Sai, Luang Prabang

4.6
Don't miss Ma Te Sai if you're looking for something authentic to take home, as a gift for someone or souvenir for your own mantelpiece. The shop sells items handmade by local villagers, so purchasing here allows you to participate in socially responsible tourism. Look for various home decor, cushion covers, accessories, recycled objects, cotton blankets, clothing, and woven bamboo pieces. The prices at the store may be a bit higher than at a night market, but you'll walk away knowing you've helped a local artisan make a living. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ma Te Sai and many more Luang Prabang attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Luang Prabang trip itinerary app .
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  • A very nice shop with quality products made by local artisans selected by the owner. We packed up memories for our friends. I actively recommend
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  • Here you cannot only buy silk and cotton locally produced textiles, but also coffee, jam, bamboo straws and hats. Nice to browse.  more »
  • Our group visited Ma Te Sam and enjoyed an embroidery class in traditional Hmong embroidery. This shop is run by a wonderful Australian woman, Emi Weir and is very fair trade. Emi travels regularly to...  more »
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  • Beautiful products sourced ethically from a variety of villages. Friendly owner and staff.
  • Beautifully woven textiles sold fair trade. Also had a reusable water bottle station for free fill up as part of a city wide initiative to reduce plastic waste.
  • Enjoyed a coffee here. Very nice.
  • Stopped in for turmeric tea.
  • Wonderful textiles and clothing. We first met them when planning a boat trip up the river and have some worked with them to visit remote villages where textiles are made. Beautiful quality whole retaining the original style of the villages.
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